It’s official: Americans are obsessed with bacon
. Blogs and websites are entirely devoted to it; festivals bring together bacon fanatics from around the nation; and the salty, streaky strips of pork are showing up in even the most unexpected dishes. While it certainly isn't known as a nutritious food
, we can’t deny that we’ve come across a few bacon-infused foods that make our mouths water.
Read on for five of the best bacon dishes we’ve even seen—recommended for looking, not tasting—and five equally decadent recipes better suited for a health-conscious eater.
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97 calories, 0.8 grams sugar, 6.1 grams fat, 3.4 grams carbohydrates, 7.3 grams protein
Not only do these egg creations taste divine, they’re also easy to make! A little bit of bacon goes a long way in these muffins, which get an added flavor boost from fresh basil and juicy tomato.
1/2 c. fresh spinach, chopped
1/3 c. skim milk
1/3 c. spelt flour (or whole-wheat pastry flour)
1/4 c. 2% cheddar cheese, grated
1 tbsp. fresh basil, chopped
1 small tomato, chopped
1/2 tsp. sea salt
1/2 tsp. cracked black pepper
1/4 c. cooked, crumbled bacon
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Break the eggs into a bowl and whisk. Add the rest of your ingredients and mix it all together! Add spoonfuls of the mixture to a cooking sprayed or nonstick muffin tin. Pop them in the oven and bake for 25 to 30 minutes. Fork check to make sure they are done.
Makes 12 muffins.
Recipe provided by Fannetastic Food